Made in Germany. Made by Germania.
Through inventiveness, precision and reliability, the Germans have brought innovations such as letterpress printing, automobiles and computers to the market.
Thus, the label “Made in Germany” became a globally recognized quality label to which we have been committed with our name since 1955.
The early years
On 17th October, 1955 Fritz Krome and Arno Pirr founded the sewing furniture factory “Germania-Werk Pirr & Krome OHG” in Bad Lippspringe with about 5 employees. In the following years, two more production facilities are built in Haxtergrund, Paderborn and Distelkamp, Bad Lippspringe.
In 1962, another new production facility is built in Schlangen – our current headquarters. In 1965, Germania celebrates its 10th anniversary. At this time, Fritz Krome and Arno Pirr already are employing 100 people. At the end of the 1960s, the production facility in Schlangen is expanded by a new production hall for plastic parts and the “Germania Kunststoff Werk GmbH” is founded in Bad Lippspringe.
The “Germania Kunststoff Werk GmbH” continues to grow and opens two additional facilities in Bad Lippspringe in 1970 and 1971. The production facility of the sewing furniture factory in Schlangen is also being expanded. In October 1976, co-founder and owner Arno Pirr passed away. Fritz Krome is now the sole owner of the company “Germania Werk Pirr & Krome KG” and expands the product range to flat-packed furniture.
In 1980, Germania celebrates its 25th anniversary and only one year later builds another facility for the “Germania Kunststoff Werk GmbH” in Bad Lippspringe. In 1986, a new production facility is built in Schlangen. In 1984, the company was renamed “Germania Werk Krome GmbH & Co. KG”
The production facility in Schlangen is being continuously expanded. This also includes the construction of a high-bay warehouse. In 1993, there is another historic milestone: The “Germania Kunststoff Werk GmbH” and the “Germania Werk Krome GmbH & Co. KG” merge with company headquarters in Schlangen. Only one year later, founder and owner Fritz Krome passed away at Christmas 1994. In 1999, the production facility in Schlangen is extended by a modern high-bay warehouse and logistics center with a capacity of up to 200,000 pieces of furniture.
The family business continues to grow and celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015 with more than 150 employees. Just one year later, in 2016, we brought our motto, marketing and models up to date: Made in Germany. Made by Germania. This approach is visualized with a puristically reduced logo and a new corporate identity. The logistics are also restructured and converted from a high-bay to a block warehouse in 2017.
The standard for flat-packed furniture
At the company’s headquarters in Schlangen, about 200 employees develop and produce innovative furniture on an area of about 50,000 square meters for more than 60 years. The product range of around 500 models for hallway, living and dining rooms as well as for offices and bathrooms is consistently orientated towards the wishes and needs of the consumer. Therefore, we regularly set the standard for flat-packed furniture and thus provide our customers with a true price-quality alternative. But that’s not all: our furniture can also be delivered immediately – because you don’t want to wait for inspiring furnishing ideas, you want to put them directly into practice.